IOWA CITY, IA (June 18, 2020) — Winemaking is not yet a major Iowan enterprise, the Hawkeye State's slice of the industry comprising mostly small-scale producers and hobbyists — but they are dreaming big and hope to someday make vineyards and wineries an important part of Iowa's economy.
MARION, IOWA (June 18, 2020) — Trees Forever is hosting a two-part fruit- and nut-tree training class for people who are interested in learning the basics of fruit- and nut-tree care. The Fruit TreeKeepers class is intended for people who want to grow their own backyard fruit and nuts or who want to learn how to take care of the many local fruit orchards that are sprouting up in towns across the Midwest.
WASHINGTON DC (June 17, 2020) — US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will extend the contracts of select vendors from the first round of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program.
WASHINGTON DC (June 10, 2020) — US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded the safe reopening of critical infrastructure meatpacking facilities across the United States. As of this morning, across the cattle, swine, and broiler sectors, processing facilities are operating more than 95% of their average capacity compared to this time last year.
<p>ANKENY, IOWA (June 4, 2020) <span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="color:black">—</span></span></span></span> The Iowa State Legislature has voted to extend a fuel tax incentive for diesel sold in the state containing at least 11-percent biodiesel, a move praised by the Iowa B
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